When you eat protein it requires more calories to digest than fruit and vegetables. Beans are good, as they also contain fiber, and like protein, fiber takes more time to digest, and leaves you feeling fuller longer, so you don’t feel a need to eat so much. Be careful what type of beans you eat though. Baked beans might be tasty, but some brands contain huge amounts of sugar.
Eggs are a good source of protein, but some sources recommend that you don’t eat too many eggs, because of the cholesterol content – no more than one a day.
Although fat in general has a bad name these days, not all fats are bad, and some can actually boost your metabolism. Avocados are a good source of good fat, and so is olive oil, because it helps regulate cholesterol.
Almonds contain good fats, the mono saturated kind, and are also a good source of protein.
Raw fruit and vegetables are good to eat also, as the enzymes they contain helps your body to rid itself of some of that belly fat.
Many of those creamy salad dressings pack a huge penalty in calories and fat. Some are as high as 170 calories per two tablespoonsful, and almost 20 grams of fat.
The best dressing for a salad?
Go for something that’s olive oil based.
Here at TGFC, when we’re at home, we make our own. The juice of a lime, a little cane sugar, some olive oil, and some mixed herb. Just make enough for what you need right now. Mix it up, and leave to stand for an hour if you can, for the flavors to mingle.
Much healthier than most of the junk in a bottle you find on supermarket shelves!
Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, fats such as nuts and olive oil, and eat lean meat.
Junk food really is a waste of money and a waste of time for your body. When you eat high sugar, high fat food that is full of empty carbohydrate, you actually screw up the signals that the brain sends out to regulate your consumption of food.
Insulin helps to control sugar levels on the body, and what needs to be stored and what need to be used. Leptin tells the brain that you’re not hungry any more, and helping you to stop eating before you feel physically bloated. Junk food screws up these mechanisms, leaving you feeling overfull, and often nauseous. One should feel satisfied after eating, but not bloated!